What's Your Platform

What's Your Platform

A Poem by Cindy Marietta

You notice the habits early on 

of your partying friends and 

junkie lovers. 

Many crush their substances in a similar way

a couple hard pounds and 

many slices and dices. 

They take their card and line up line 

after line.

Some do a few and

some do many. 

But what is unique to each person 

is the platform beneath them. 

What surface they stare at as they inhale 

one deep breath.

For that surface is the last thing they will see 

with a clean mind. 

I’ve stared at wood, 

at marble and metal. 

But the one thing that pains me too much to look at

is a mirror. 

For I can’t bare to stare at my own reflection 

as I rail a line 

to only 

get away from


© 2017 Cindy Marietta

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This sums up the self loathing that can accompany any kind of addiction, or abuse of any substance..the exultant highs with the crushing lows...I could be in that room with you, could be feeling the same.

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Added on September 20, 2017
Last Updated on September 23, 2017